Here is a quick real story;
A 52yrs. gentleman gave 6 months history of a progressive swallowing problem when I first saw him in the out-patient clinic. He also, mentioned increasing leg weakness especially after walking. He mentioned breathing problems, but only with effort. He has lost about 6kgs. in weight, and he admitted to occasional leg cramps after long walk, and slower, weaker speech. Those information where only given to me when I asked specifically about them.
He was seen at the beginning of his problems 6 months earlier in a hospital, and a diagnosis of a “stroke” was made.
Following full assessment, he was diagnosed clinically with motor neuron disease (MND) and the later investigations confirmed that.
I have gotten few good examples to show that when we ( as doctors) pay more attention listening to our patients we do get better informed about their symptoms, and that obviously helps a lot to think about and consider the most likely diagnosis in each case.
Please keep writing in this space, and tell us more about your medical stories and experiences with doctors and other professionals in connection to your illnesses and management knowing that some of what you say might help someone else.
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The idea of this website was, is, and will be to help people who suffer from an illness and want to learn more about it in a simple and understandable way.
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